Mag. 4.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 384 km east of Suva, Central, Fiji, on Tuesday, 28 August 2018 at 13:09 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 8.1 quake South Pacific Ocean, 115 km northeast of Tavunasici Island, Lau, Eastern, Fiji, 19 August 2018 00:19 GMT, which had occurred 10 days earlier.
Mag. 4.9 earthquake  - South Pacific Ocean, 384 km east of Suva, Central, Fiji, on Tuesday, 28 August 2018 at 13:09 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 605 km depth

28 Aug 13:18 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Date & time: 28 Aug 2018 13:09:12 UTC
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 605.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.11°S / 177.93°W (South Pacific Ocean, Fiji)
Nearby towns and cities:
384 km (238 mi) E of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
421 km (262 mi) WNW of Pangai (Tonga) (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
442 km (275 mi) NW of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
442 km (275 mi) NW of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
451 km (280 mi) NW of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
475 km (295 mi) NW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) ENE of Tavunasici Island --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (90 mi) SE of Vanuabalavu Island --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) SE of Nggilanggila Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.9605 kmFiji Islands RegionGFZ
M 5.7611 km FIJI REGIONEMSC
M 5.7595 km- 299km NNE of Ndoi Island, FijiUSGS
M 5.3609 kmFiji Islands RegionGeoAu

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User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Kolkata (11136.6 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
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Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Mag. 4.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 384 km east of Suva, Central, Fiji, on Tuesday, 28 August 2018 at 13:09 (GMT)
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  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 19 Aug 2018 00:19
    | 8.1 |
    566km / 352mi
    |
    2 years ago
    |
    38km / 24mi
    | Fiji Islands Region
  • 29 Sep 2009 17:48
    | 8.1 |
    18km / 11.2mi
    |
    11 years ago
    |
    686km / 426mi
    | Samoa Islands Region
  • 30 Apr 1919 07:17
    | 8.1 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    102 years ago
    |
    573km / 356mi
    | Tonga Region
  • 03 May 2006 15:26
    | 8.0 |
    55km / 34mi
    |
    15 years ago
    |
    462km / 287mi
    | Tonga
  • 26 Jun 1917 05:49
    | 8.0 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    104 years ago
    |
    598km / 372mi
    | Samoa Islands Region
  • 09 Dec 2007 07:28
    | 7.8 |
    153km / 95mi
    |
    13 years ago
    |
    878km / 546mi
    | South of the Fiji Islands (New Zealand)
  • 14 Oct 1997 09:53
    | 7.8 |
    167km / 104mi
    |
    23 years ago
    |
    460km / 286mi
    | South of the Fiji Islands (Tonga)
  • 26 Dec 1975 15:56
    | 7.8 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    45 years ago
    |
    616km / 383mi
    | Samoa Islands Region
  • 11 Oct 1975 14:35
    | 7.8 |
    9km / 5.6mi
    |
    45 years ago
    |
    809km / 502mi
    | South of Tonga
  • 14 Dec 1950 01:52
    | 7.8 |
    216km / 134mi
    |
    70 years ago
    |
    280km / 174mi
    | Tonga
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